What's on inManchester


Welcome to Manchester

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Manchester - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Manchester to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

Editor's Picks






Forthcoming events in Manchester

23
JUN
King of the Slums
26 Oldham Street

Following last years successfully acclaimed album Manco Diablo and with a new album Artgod Dogs due out on the 8th June 2018 and being hailed by critics as their finest work to date this event in an intimate setting is one you…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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23
JUN
GoFest North in Manchester - June 2018
Regional Athletics Arena (Etihad Campus)

.Manchester Regional Athetics Arena National Squash Centre and the Regional Tennis Football Centre and The East Manchester Leisure Centre Pool and Dance Studio tbc.A brilliant opportunity to Have a Go at almost every sport you can think of from Scuba Diving…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01483 497065
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23
JUN
mum2mum market Manchester Nearly New Sale
Chorlton High School

SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds.Dont know where to start sorting out your baby items sign up for…

Location: 2.9 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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23
JUN
Counter Terrorism, Prevent Duty and British Values
Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre

This is an interesting and reflective course containing relevant content for todays society. The course teaches us how to use this up‐to‐date information to ensure we protect children from all types of radicalisation. The course identifies your responsibility in challenging views and…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 01543 711126
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28
JUN
Spirit of the Horse
Arley Hall and Gardens

For the first time in 10 years Europes greatest equestrian theatre show SPIRIT OF THE HORSE is coming to Arley Hall with a spectacular new production for 2018 RENAISSANCE.Starring more than 20 magnificent horses from six countries in its own stunning…

Location: 14.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08717 055507
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28
JUN
QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE
Royal Exchange Theatre

We Are Women Against Pit Closures And Were Occupying This PitAnne Elaine Dot and Lesley. Four ordinary women facing the closure of their community. Its 1993 and the Parkside Colliery pit may be winding down but theyre not giving up. Their bras…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01618 339833
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28
JUN
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Waterside Arts Centre

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents Shakespeares best‐loved romantic comedy. Let yourself be whisked away on a thrilling journey to the most magical of forests and meet star‐crossed lovers playful fairies and hilarious travelling players. Beautifully designed Elizabethan costumes a wonderful musical score and…

Location: 4.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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29
JUN
Go Faster
Trafford Centre

. The unique Ford Go Faster immersive driving experience sees professional drivers teaching participants how to perform a series of heart‐pounding stunt manoeuvres in a Ford Focus RS hot hatch as they try to shake off a chasing Ford Mustang.Its all filmed…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: Seew ebsite
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29
JUN
Manford's Comedy Club
Cheadle Social Club

Cheadle Social Club plays host to Manfords Comedy Club.This live comedy show features four brilliant comedians from around the UK personally selected by Jason Manford.A great evening of original stand‐up comedy with some top names from the UK touring circuit and television.Facebook:…

Location: 6.1 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 220460
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30
JUN
Manchester Thai Festival
Manchester Thai Festival

A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Platt Fields Park Manchester is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

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03
JUL
Speed Dating in Manchester
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Speed Dating in ManchesterHow speed dating in Manchester worksBy simply arriving at venue for the Speed Dating in Manchester event you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. They will settle you in by briefly explaining the format of the evening…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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08
JUL
mum2mum market Altrincham
Altrincham Football Club

SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds.Book a stall at http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html BUY Nearly new baby and childrens clothes used…

Location: 7.3 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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14
JUL
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Deep in the beautiful Northumbrian countryside a terrifying mystery and a legendary nemesis await the arrival of the worlds greatest detective. When the wife of Doctor Watson suddenly disappears a desperate quest to find her begins. Sherlock Holmes comes face to face…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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14
JUL
Manchester Wine Tasting Experience Day ' World of
The Midland Hotel

OurManchester Wine‐Tasting Coursesare fantastic days out learning about wine in a relaxed and fun environment ‐ suitable for everyone from the absolute beginner through to budding wine enthusiast. Its a fullWine‐Tasting Experience Daywhere youll taste 14 Wines learn about food and wine…

Location: 0.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03452 998652
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22
JUL
Sense and Sensibility
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. Adapted by award‐winning writer Laura Turner this exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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22
JUL
mum2mum market Cheadle Hulme Nearly New Sale
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church

SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Book a stall at http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html BUY Nearly new baby and childrens…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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24
JUL
In the Heights
The Grange Arts Centre

The story of a vibrant community in Washington Heights neighbourhood ‐ a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. Its a…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01612 071617
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29
JUL
Muslim Marriage Events Manchester
Royal Nawaab Manchester

. Open Event Open to all British MuslimsAn event to provide a platform for people seeking partners in marriage is now taking place. It is open to everyone and all candidates will have an opportunity to interact with other individuals. Advisors will…

Location: 3.8 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07738 638325
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04
AUG
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Dunham Massey, National Trust

Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as they present the classic tale of Alices Adventures in Wonderland. Join Alice as she stumbles into the magical world of Wonderland and meet a whole host of colourful…

Location: 8.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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09
AUG
Love's Labour's Lost
Adlington Hall

The King of Navarre and his lords swear off food women and sleep in order to study for three years. No sooner have they made their oath when the Princess of France arrives on business with her ladies‐in‐waiting. How will the King…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01698 854409
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09
AUG
The Princess and the Giant
Ordsall Hall

Princess Sophie is fed up. Shes EXHAUSTED and its all because the grumpy old giant cant sleep ‐ his stomps and stamps keep everyone awake ALL night. But Princess Sophie is a resourceful sort of girl and as she reads her…

Location: 1 mile away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01698 854409
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26
AUG
Summer Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored 30 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woolen mills of the North of England. Some of our engines are now unique ‐ the only…

Location: 10.9 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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07
SEP
ABBA Tribute Night
HEYWOOD CIVIC CENTRE

Widely considered to be one of the best ever Abba Tribute Acts they play to packed theatres and festivals throughout Europe. A stunning stage show which combines costume changes lighting effects and a faithful reproduction of the Abba sound.A great evenings entertainment…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 03003 038633
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09
SEP
MANCHESTER MUSIC COMPETITION
MediaCityUk

MANCHESTER MUSIC COMPETITION OPEN MIC UK 2018 AUDITION DATES RELEASEDMusic competition auditions dates for Manchester Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced Open Mic UK is coming to Manchester with auditions at the National Exhibition Centre. Open Mic UK is more than…

Location: 1.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

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15
SEP
Truckfest North West 2018
Cheshire Showground

Truckfest is the must see show for enthusiasts families and the road haulage industry. Proud of its heritage in presenting trucks from all over the world Truckfest is Europes Premier trucking event showcasing a huge variety of trucks from giant American rigs…

Location: 14.6 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01775 768661
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21
SEP
Diversity: Ignite
intu Trafford Centre Car Park

After seven sell out UK tours half a million tickets sold and countless television and live performances Diversity have announced another groundbreaking UK tour Ignite The Street Dance Circus Spectacular for Autumn 2018.Creator and choreographer Ashley Banjo has always explored new opportunities…

Location: 3.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 03333 219999
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23
SEP
Sweeney Entertainments Presents T.Rextasy
Opera House Manchester

SWEENEY ENTERTAINMENTS PRESENTS T.REXTASYMarc Bolan with his band T.Rex was one of the most flamboyant and charismatic stars of the original glam rock era. With Bolans special ingredient of Rock‐a‐Boogie songs the band had a string of huge hits throughout the…

Location: 0.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01366 380333
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23
SEP
mum2mum market (Cheadle Hulme) Nearly New Sale
Cheadle Hulme Methodist Church

SELL your quality second hand baby childrens and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Book a stall at http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html BUY Nearly new baby and childrens…

Location: 7.8 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07905 906594
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06
OCT
Hal Cruttenden 'Chubster' UK Tour 2018
The Lowry

After a 2 year hiatus from touring one of the UKs most popular TV and live comedians is back with a new show entitled Chubster and nationwide tour this autumn. This hotly anticipated show premieres at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August…

Location: 1.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 02072 843444
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14
OCT
Manchester Half Marathon
Emirates Old Trafford

A fantastic event with a super‐fast flat course great entertainment outstanding crowd support and a glorious finish at Emirates Old Trafford the home of Lancashire County Cricket Club. If you only enter one half marathon this year make it this one One…

Location: 1.9 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01619 286795
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Tourist Attractions


The Lowry

A dazzling, award winning building in a stunning waterside location. One of the most exciting art galleries in Britain, explore L S Lowry's life and work in ways that might surprise you and discover something new in our other gallery spaces. Opening its door to the…

Imperial War Museum North

The museum tells people's stories of war and its impact. Built by Daniel Libeskind to resemble three shards of a shattered globe, representing conflict on land, air and water.Opened at The Quays in Trafford Park, Manchester in July 2002 and created to give northern audiences access to the…

Urbis

Urbis explores Urban culture and the cities of today and tomorrow through four floors of exhibitions about city life. Our exhibition programme features international large‐scale exhibitions offering unique insights into the dynamic culture of the modern city, with innovative explorations of design, architecture, graffiti, music and the…

Dunham Massey

Country estate including mansion with important collections and 'below stairs' areas, impressive garden and deer park. An early Georgian house built around a Tudor core, Dunham Massey was extensively reworked in the early years of the 20th century. The result is one of Britain's most sumptuous…

Old Trafford

With over 200,000 visitors every year, from all over the world, you know that you are part of one of the greatest clubs on the planet. Come and see for yourself why so many people make the journey Young or old, United fan or not, it really…

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